Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalitha is admitted to ICU in the Apollo hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest. AIADMK members are thronging the hospital, which is creating a law and order problem. Education institutions are given holiday. The 68-year-old leader ‘Amma’ is still on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation through a heart assist device. Doctors are trying their "very best", the hospital said, hours after she suffered the cardiac arrest.
"Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery," President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted after the condition of Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai since September 22, deteriorated in the evening.
Tamil Nadu Opposition leader K Stalin tweeted: "I desire that the intensive treatment being given to the Chief Minister yields fruit and that she recovers soon."
Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, "Feeling bad to know abt da critical condition of TN CM Selvi Jayalalitha. Praying for her speedy recovery and quick response 2 the treatment (sic)."
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: "Very upsetting news about Hon.CM of Tamil Nadu, Selvi.Jayalalitha suffering a cardiac arrest. Prayers for her speedy recovery."
Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery. I hope she gets better very soon."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Very concerned about the health of Jayalalithaa Ji. Like my friends in Tamil Nadu, I am praying for her speedy recovery. May God bless her."
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said "Got to know about Tamil Nadu CM #Jayalalithaa ji's health. Maharashtra prays for her speedy recovery!"
Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad said, "Totally worried about the health of #Jayalalithaa Ji. Wishing and Praying for speedy recovery. Let's all pray for her."
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